A METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING THE ROLE OF VEHICLE HANDLING IN ACCIDENT CAUSATION. SUMMARY REPORT

The report describes a study designed to develop a methodology for determining the role of vehicle handling in accident causation. The first part of the study deals with methods for uncovering statistical links between vehicle handling performance and accident experience. The second part consists of detailed methods for reconstructing the pre-crash phase of the accident-the phase in which vehicle handling factors are most important. The third part of the methodology consists of methods of defining the influence of specific vehicle handling characteristics on accident avoidance performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-266 003.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dunlap, D F
    • SEGEL, L
    • Preston, F L
    • Cooley, P
    • Brown, B C
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-321 Final Rpt., UM-MSRI-76-12
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00942
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM